Multi-stakeholder governance is an essential component of every Water Fund. Governance refers to both (1) the processes and rules for decision-making within a Water Fund itself, and (2) the actions a Water Fund can take to influence the overarching governance context within which it is operating (e.g. influencing public policy).
This focus on both the internal and external water governance context requires a range of engagements, analyses, agreements, plans, and actions be taken. These areas of focus are outlined below.
Multi-Stakeholder Governance is an ongoing process through which conflicting or diverse interests may be accommodated and cooperative action may be taken. This form of governance requires that (a.) both public and private stakeholders hold the will or accept a broad framework through which they manage their business and (b.) there is a process through which negotiation can occur and power can be balanced.
Guidance related to governance in this Toolbox is generally provided around the following areas: